If you have ever received a regular Swedish massage, you’ve probably gone in for stress relief and reducing muscle tension. In general, massage therapy is associated with an increase in relaxation and blood circulation. You walk out feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the stressors that brought you in to begin with.
Unlike a regular Swedish massage, reflexology is a special type of massage therapy that uses targeted movements on the hands and feet to relieve pain, deliver healing energy, and promote an overall sense of comfort. Reflexologists use certain pressure points on the hands, feet, and ears that correspond to different regions of the body. Applying comfortable amounts of pressure to these areas can be beneficial for your health and wellbeing.
The reflexologist will consult with you to determine areas of concern. For example, common complaints include insomnia, back pain, and migraines. Pressure is applied to the proper areas, sending therapeutic stimulation to the cause of your discomfort. This energy transfer triggers a release of tension.
A reflexologist is a specially trained massage therapist who can customize a treatment plan based on your needs and lifestyle. Reflexology is performed to ease pain, not causing pain. If you feel any discomfort during the therapy, be sure to let your reflexologist know immediately. This should be a relaxing experience so that you can feel all the advantages of therapy in a stress-free session.
The National Institutes of Health report the benefits of reflexology massage*. In general, this therapy is used to relieve stress from tired body parts and even rejuvenate organ functioning. It promotes the release of your body’s natural “pain-relieving chemicals,” leaving you with a more relaxed, healthy feeling. Bodily injuries can also benefit from reflexology, as healing time is greatly reduced when reflexology techniques are applied.
You can speak with our massage therapist to learn whether reflexology is a good option for you. Many people have reported a noticeable decrease in pain related to headaches, arthritis, and various injuries. If you’re experiencing stress in a specific area, reflexology may be the answer you’ve been seeking.
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